Why Choose Hubbard Plastic Surgery and Skin Enhancement for Microneedling?
Dr. Hubbard and our licensed aestheticians will conduct an in-depth evaluation of each patient to create a personalized treatment plan customized for skin type.
Dr. Hubbard in Virginia Beach can provide honest, straightforward answers to all of your skin questions and concerns. Request a consultation online or contact our office by calling (757) 600-6227 to discuss your options.
What is Microneedling?
Microneedling is a skin rejuvenation procedure that softens the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and acne scars. The tiny needles are small enough that the surface of the skin quickly heals over. But underneath, a channel was created that the body see as injury, stimulating the highly desired wound healing process. This brings about collagen and elastic production and remodeling, the route to smoother and more youthful skin.
What are the Benefits of Microneedling?
Microneedling procedures turn back the clock to your more youthful skin by:
- Softening lines and wrinkles of varying depths.
- Tightening and smoothing skin.
- Lightening hyperpigmentation and sun damage.
- Reducing enlarged pores.
Am I a Candidate for Microneedling?
You are an ideal candidate for the procedure if you want to improve aging skin, sun damage, hyperpigmentation, and wrinkles. Patients should be in good health. If patients have a skin infection, they should wait until it heals before a Microneedling treatment.
What Can I Expect During the Microneedling Procedure?
- The procedure is performed in a comfortable treatment room.
- It takes 1 to 2 hours.
- For optimum results, 3 to 6 procedures are recommended. Patients with severe sun damage, or hyperpigmentation will benefit from more sessions. We advise patients wait 4 to 6 weeks in between treatments.
- We apply a numbing cream to make the procedure more comfortable.
- We glide the SkinPen™, which contains tiny surgical steel needles in a disposable cartridge, to sterilely penetrate the skin.
- A topical serum may be applied before or after the procedure.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Patients return to work within 24- 48 hours after the treatment. The treated area may be bloody and swollen for the first 24 hours. You may have light redness 1 to 3 days after treatment. Most patients see results in only a couple of days after treatment. Patients report skin is plumper, tighter and smoother. Several months following the procedure, the skin will continue to generate new healthy cells at the skin’s surface, further enhancing a youthful appearance.
Is Microneedling Safe?
Microneedling provides desired rejuvenation results for a minimally invasive procedure. The needles are safe for every skin type. When Microneedling is combined with other anti-aging treatments such as Botox or Dermal Fillers, the results can be dramatic.
What is Microneedling with PRP?
After years of impressive results with Microneedling, Hubbard Plastic Surgery is now excited to offer Microneedling with Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). We use the SkinPen™ which is one of the leading devices to provide this more advanced rejuvenation. Platelets have long been known to play a role in blood clotting but they are also known to be packed with growth factors. Many specialties of medicine, including plastic surgery, use a centrifuge to spin your own blood. The blood then separates into layers and one is concentrated platelets, also known as Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP). Applications that apply these concentrated growth factors to repair and reconstruct are continuing to expand in the medical field.
Injected PRP is proven to bring about regrowth of hair in the scalp. Now with Microneedling placement into the face and neck skin, a high percentage of patients report an improvement in fine lines and skin smoothness after 6 months. This is exciting, but still early in the research phase.